Apple Has Cancelled The Jon Stewart Show Because Of His Coverage Of AI And China

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This is sad news, Jon Stewart had great interviews, talked about a whole lotta shyt that nobody else was talking about but needed attention.
Man this is shytty, i'm really not happy with this :(
Although i'm sure Jon is going to have something else anytime soon.
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The New York Times article cites "several people with knowledge of the situation," saying that staffers working on the show were told at the end of the day Thursday that it would not move forward.

The reason for the shift? Stewart and Apple executives "had disagreements over some of the topics and guests," the sources said. Specifically, they claimed Stewart told staffers that Apple execs took issue with planned programming related to both China and artificial intelligence, and noted that with the 2024 US election coming up, there might have been additional opportunities for disagreement then.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, ahead of its decision to end The Problem, Apple approached Stewart directly and expressed its need for the host and his team to be “aligned” with the company’s views on topics discussed. Rather than falling in line when Apple threatened to cancel the show, Stewart reportedly decided to walk.

Apple does much of its business (both in production and sales) in China and has invested heavily in the country's infrastructure. Regarding China, Apple execs may have been worried that Stewart's planned commentary could alienate customers or partners in the country.

As for AI, Apple has increasingly focused on AI for software features on the iPhone. Primarily, it uses machine learning to drive things like search suggestions, photography, and palm detection. There have also been rumors that Apple plans to get into ChatGPT-like large language models, which have been more controversial.

The Times’ report doesn’t detail what about the show’s planned coverage of artificial intelligence and China prompted Apple’s executive leadership to butt heads with Stewart. But considering how pointed criticality is a big part of what ultimately made The Problem With Jon Stewart a hit for Apple TV Plus and how maintaining a cordial relationship with China is crucial to Apple’s future plans for growth, it doesn’t come as a shock to see the show hit the chopping block this way.


This is only informed speculation on our part about the specific reasoning; Apple declined to comment on the NYT story.
The show's cancellation is indicative of the kinds of challenges owners of platforms (like Apple, Amazon, Google, and others) face when they are producing content. Apple TV+, the iPhone, and other Apple products are used by a variety of people, and investing in content that may be contentious for key customers or partners could create big problems for the company's overall business.

It's also part of a larger pattern of streaming services struggling with the talk show format. There have been numerous attempts, but most (talk shows like Netflix's Norm Macdonald has a Show) have not been hugely successful—in part because the business model of streaming TV is as much about the long-term value of content as it is about timeliness, and talk shows tend to focus on topics du jour.
The Problem with Jon Stewart was Stewart's first return to hosting a TV show since his much-praised and widely watched tenure on The Daily Show ended in 2015. Stewart has not yet announced any future television plans.

 

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Damn I fukked with Jon's show. Guess he's gonna have to go full independent or try to shop around to HBO or Netflix. Mainly HBO because Netflix is deep in China as well. Apple fuxked themselves because they don't even have that much content to be acting all siddity.
 
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He should do his own thing
and bomb the fukk out of all
of these fukked up corporations.
him and john oliver be wrecking shyt.
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Will this be hit for thier rep?

I dont see the need to purchase apple but they are gearing up to by rights to all major sports leagues.

Other than that, no one really be talkin bout Apple streaming shyt
 
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